August, 2014

Leadership Improv: Effective Behaviors for Employee Engagement

ATD Human Capital

As we develop our current and emerging leaders, it''s critical to introduce the ideas of flexibility, thinking on your feet, collaboration, and acceptance. Author Karen Hough introduces such principles that allow improvisers to be brilliant in the moment. Click here to read full version

The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems

Josh Bersin

We just released our newest research on the corporate Learning Management Systems market and the numbers are astounding. The market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year. These.

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Recognizing the Difficult Dual Role Managers Play—Coach and Mentor

Reviewsnap

“All leaders do some coaching. If nothing else, they offer input through performance reviews. But providing feedback once a year just doesn’t cut it.

3 Reasons You Need to Start Sharing Your Dreams

The Bamboo Project Blog

I''m thinking a lot lately about how we get in our own way. It''s easy to look around at this economy and to just want to give up. So many barriers and challenges--makes you want to stay in bed with the covers over your head. I get it. But even in the midst of challenge there is opportunity.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

The (Surprising) Facts About Motivation

Kazoo

Let’s start with what everyone agrees on. It’s good for employees to be motivated and not so good when they’re not. So the question then becomes, why isn’t it happening on a more consistent basis?

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Purposeful Discomfort: How Leaders Encourage Growth Through Discomfort

ATD Human Capital

Your job as a leader is to make people uncomfortable. Pursuing ambitious goals, confronting significant challenges, and moving into uncharted territories require people to embrace discomfort. Click here to read full version

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Why We Hate HR: It’s Often A Problem of Professional Development

Josh Bersin

Over the years I’ve read article after article about what’s wrong with Human Resources. The most famous was “Why I Hate HR” published in 2005 in Fast Company, followed by. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Human Resources

Phoning In Your Performance Reviews? Here’s How To Add Real Meaning

Reviewsnap

You’ve heard of actors “phoning in” a performance—just going through the motions without making much of an effort. The result is usually pretty dismal: a performance that lacks meaning or merit. Well, performance reviews are no different.

Design Your Career: Brainstorming/Ideation

The Bamboo Project Blog

Over the course of several weeks, I''m showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development. The series of posts so far is here. .

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

The 14 Top HR stats for 2014

Capterra

What’s the best way to handle intra-office dating? How should you manage pay raises for employees? When should you institute efforts to reduce employee turnover?

Are You Ready for this Huge Workforce Shift?

Peoplefluent

Monday, August 4, 2014 :00am. Are You Ready for this Huge Workforce Shift? By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. I’m talking about the Millennial take-over.

Head Shift: How Leaders Help Others See Beyond the Obvious

ATD Human Capital

Effective leaders help others to think in more imaginative ways. Click here to read full version

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The Alliance: A Manifesto For 21st Century Talent Management

Josh Bersin

I probably read more than one hundred human resources, leadership, and business books a year (e-readers are amazing) and I rarely have time to review them. Most are great books in many ways. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Revisiting Employee Motivation … and the Power of a Single Word

Reviewsnap

Part of the challenge of managing people is learning how to motivate them. In a previous post, we asked, “ Is Employee Motivation Increasingly Beyond Our Control ?,” citing research that claims employees are less motivated by traditional extrinsic rewards (raises, bonuses, promotions, etc.)

In Chinese: Crisis Does NOT Mean Danger and Opportunity

Workplace Psychology

JFK was wrong. On pinyin.info, a website about the Chinese language, Victor H.

The 14 Top HR stats for 2014

Capterra

What’s the best way to handle intra-office dating? How should you manage pay raises for employees? When should you institute efforts to reduce employee turnover?

Meeting Employee Expectations from the Desk Chair to the Beach Chair

Peoplefluent

Monday, August 18, 2014 :00am. Meeting Employee Expectations from the Desk Chair to the Beach Chair By Joe Sansone. August has arrived and it may feel like back-to-school is right around the corner, but summer isn’t over quite yet.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Mentoring Versus Coaching: What’s the Difference?

ATD Human Capital

Mentoring and coaching are distinct processes used to achieve individual and organization goals. Click here to read full version

Simplify! The Decluttering of Human Resources

Josh Bersin

I recently read a wonderful article in The Economist entitled Decluttering the Companyand it reminded me of the tremendouslyimportant job we have to simplify business at all levels. Well we in HR. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Human Resources learning investment model simplification simplify

The Importance of Discretionary Effort—and How To Inspire It

Reviewsnap

We sparked some interesting conversation when we mentioned Aubrey Daniels in a recent post about the need for more frequent performance reviews. You might recall that Daniels was among the first individuals to champion the notion of applying behavioral science to the workplace.

4 Tips to Making Employee Benefits a Family Affair

GuideSpark

Planning Family Benefits. Companies can stay competitive in today’s job market by helping employees achieve the proverbial work/life balance, which means providing a robust benefits package that serves the family.

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

Naomi Bloom’s 4 Foundations of Real SaaS, No. 4: In Memory

Workday

In the final segment of our four-part video series with Naomi Bloom, she talks about a relatively new technology approach in the enterprise software industry that lets organizations make decisions using analytics, delivered at the “speed of thought” and at the point of decision.

6 Hallmarks of High Performing Teams

Workboard

Great Teams Exhilarate -- What Sets Them Apart? There is nothing quite like the sensation and satisfaction of being on a high performing team. I’ve had this luck and pleasure a number of times in my career, but it’s rarer than I’d like.

The 5 Cs of Acknowledgment for Grateful Leaders: An Introduction

ATD Human Capital

Author Judith Umlas shares an introduction to the 5 Cs of acknowledgement for grateful leaders. Click here to read full version

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Video Predictions for HR in the Coming Year: #1-5

Josh Bersin

These predictions were recorded in the summer of 2014 and discuss our top 10 predictions for HR, talent, and learning in the coming year. For more details please download our 2014 Predictions Report. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Employee Engagement Enterprise Learning Performance Management hr predictions

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How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.